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Coaching Odds: Hiring Firing Lines

Will Andy Reid survive the season and remain in charge of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012? Want to bet on it?

It's not just the players that generate water-cooler discussion and football betting lines. Coaches get hired and fired and sportsbooks like Bovada are always on board with betting lines associated with hiring lines and firing lines.

In Reid's case, whose slumping Eagles visit Seattle Thursday without Michael Vick, the odds slightly favor him remaining in the same role. If you think he'll pull a Bill Cowher and be gone from the league for a year or more, it's a 5/1 longshot payout.

What will be Andy Reid's role be Week 1 of the 2012 NFL Season? [ Odds at Bovada ]

Head coach of the Eagles                                                                   4/5

Head coach of another NFL Team                                                     5/4      

Not coaching in NFL                                                                          5/1     

Norv Turner is another longtime coach leading a slumping and underachiving team. Coach odds favor the Chargers boss surviving the season in San Diego.

Will Norv Turner be the Head Coach of the Chargers for the remainder of the 2011 Regular Season?      

Yes                  +110   

No                   -150   

And with NHL hirings and firings happening almost daily (which affect your NHL handicapping so pay attention), coach odds don't often last long.

“We were hoping to see odds on when Bruce Boudreau would get re-hired and he only stayed unemployed for two days before Anaheim scooped him up,” said Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com. Boudreau was fired in Washington just two days earlier.

There are also odds on college football coaches and Jim Boeheim, the longtime coach of the Syracuse basketball team.

Check out all the odds and more at Bovada.

Who will be the Head Coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions for 2012-2013 Season?       

Dan Mullen                 7/4

Kevin Sumlin              3/1

Tim Murphy                4/1

Greg Schiano              5/1

Jim Caldwell               15/1

Tom Bradley               20/1

Will Jim Tressel be a Head Coach for the 2012-2013 Season? (NCAA FB Only)   

Yes                  1/2      

No                   3/2     

Will Jim Boeheim be fired by Syracuse before the end of the 2011-2012 Season?

Yes 5-1

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